Jennifer Farris
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Art Radar: 12.02.10


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As you know, it’s that time of year again, where those travel near and far for to Miami for largest art show in the US, Art Basel.

A cultural and social highlight for the Americas. As the sister event of Switzerland’s Art Basel, the most prestigious art show worldwide for the past 41 years, Art Basel Miami Beach combines an international selection of top galleries with an exciting program of special exhibitions, parties and crossover events featuring music, film, architecture and design. Exhibition sites are located in the city’s beautiful Art Deco District, within walking distance of the beach and many hotels.

So if you are going, we would love to hear your input!!!

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From December 3rd – December 5th, 2010, Gibson and Kramer Guitar, in partnership with their friends at Outta My Mind Creations and MaiHiro, plan to unveil an exhibition set within the heart of Miami’s Design District that fuses pop culture in creatively unpredictable ways.

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The centerpiece of the event features Kramer Assault 211FR guitars as the canvas upon which 11 celebrated artists will embellish with their own artistic modifications. They have been encouraged to transform their instrument in any way they wish, the result of which will be a collection that is visually fresh. The line-up of artists includes art superstars such as Michael Lau, Nakanari, Pete Fowler, Christian Jacobs (Yo Gabba Gabba), 123Klan, Matt Waldman (Nooka), Camilla d’Errico, Ashley Wood, Long Vo, Lebo, and Oscar-winning actor/artist Jeff Bridges. This medley of artistic styles and influences brings together artists to celebrate the variety of musical and visual artistry that exists today.

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade just upped their game by a billions of points in my book. I’m not sure if you’ve ever noticed but in a lot of my Art Radar posts I will always report anything having to do with one of my all time favorite artists, Takashi Murakami. My dude had his characters KaiKai & KiKi in the parade!

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 JOE ENOS

For the exhibition, Phoney Baloney, Joe Enos will create a space that addresses manufactured realities and contemporary commitments to certain cultural tropes. Since Joe was a child he has studied and been mesmerized by cartoons. His present work interrogates the semiology of his lifelong fascination. Joe uses “real” objects from cartoons− such as cartoon-like representations of wood− and will reintroduce them within the space of the exhibition. The space has been modified in a way that totally submerses the viewer− or consumer− into these cartoon symbols. The exhibition space will be paneled with “cartoon” like wood panels, with plushy grotesque shapes oozing from behind. In addition, the exhibition will combine elements of sculpture and photography that explore shapes invoking gluttony. In the universe of cartoons everything is presumed fake, and nothing has much of a commitment to the assumed laws of alleged reality. The artist perceives in our consumer society a lack of commitments to unified cultural ideologies and semantic order in contemporary popular culture. Through this exhibition, Enos hopes to demonstrate an earnest commitment to his own subjective interpretations of cultural symbols from comics and cartoons. Paradoxically, it is a commitment to something inherently false, fluctuating, and flawed much like contemporary popular culture itself. Through this exhibit and this creative philosophy Enos hopes to create a truly “American” experience.

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www.evergoldgallery.com

Ever Gold Gallery
441 O’Farrell St.
SF, CA, 94102

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LOOK MOM

HVW8 Art + Design Gallery & Inner City Avant-Garde present…“LOOK MOM, NO TALENT”November 11 – December 15, 2010
A satellite show to the Gray Day exhibition curated by Noah Davis at the Roberts & Tilton Gallery, HVW8 Art + Design Gallery along with Inner City Avant-Garde are proud to present “LOOK MOM, NO TALENT” an exhibition of new works featuring Ulysses Pizarro, Darnell Prince and Noah Davis.

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